Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This Month This Week

Sewing circle's sewing project this month was to finish something you've started. So instead of the usual "ignore what has been collecting dust in corners and piles all around my sewing area" project I had to dig through, find and name the projects to finish. Oh boy, were there plenty! Apparently I hate mending. Because that is all I found. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of mending and making something work again, or pretty again, but the act of mending hardly scratches my creative itch. Here is the third or forth mending project I completed this month but the one that meant the most to me.
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My grandma made this for me almost ten years ago and I practically ruined it. It had 30+ holes where the fabric had worn through. I didn't know how to properly care for a quilt made with older fabrics. Now I know, do not throw it in the wash once a month. It will only be hand washed and spot cleaned from here on out and I think it should last many many more years.

My big accomplishment this week was running my first official 5k. Now to most people this would be small change but I was that lazy kid in middle school who never even really even tried to run the mile in gym class. I'm not sure how I did it but I got out of gym all together in high school. So anyway, this was a big deal. I think I'm going to try and train for a 10k now!

Before:
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After:
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[notice the change in face color]

My brag about it project:
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I made baby Evan a Mei Tai using mine as a pattern. I spend no money on this using fabric I found on the side of the road a year ago. Sweet!

Late night project:
After finishing a handful of mending projects I decided I was done with that nonsense and ready to get back to what I love. Making clothes for my kids at almost no cost. Here are some shorts I made out of an old pair of pants.
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You can't tell from this picture but I top stitched a fake fly on the front of these. I don't know why but it just looks so cute and all the store bought shorts have fake flies. So, why not?

Preview:
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Newest project, avocado chairs.

Finally, photos I found on my iPod taken, unknown to me, by Bella. Love these even if it does look like an Elmo crime scene.
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2 comments:

Becca said...

I love everything I see!

You look so good and cute!

Crisa said...

I'm so jealous that you have been sewing and crafting! I know I said it on FB but it's worth repeating... you look awesome. Congrats on the 5K! Oh and I LOVE the avacado green on the chairs.